New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Blood, Power, & Vengeance

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While season one of HBO’s Game of Thrones, an adaptation of the George R. R. Martin novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, was always expected to do well with fantasy lovers, the show went-on to become one of the most talked about TV properties of 2011 – even among mainstream viewers. As a result, it’s no surprise that buzz for Game of Thrones season two, set to premiere on April 1st 2012, has been building to a fever pitch.

Now, with only one month left before the show returns, HBO has released an evocative new full length trailer for season two – promising plenty of thrilling twists, epic battle sequences, and captivating character moments.

Over the course of the last few months, HBO has unveiled a steady stream of marketing - featurettes, trailers, and promotional materials – that introduce new Game of Thrones players as well as fan-favorite returning faces. While the various sneak peeks have managed to keep plenty of details concealed – there’s no doubt that viewers should prepare for an equally bloody, heart-breaking, and of course thrilling, sophomore season.

Check out the new Game of Thrones season two trailer below:

Especially evocative use of the Florence + the Machine track, “Seven Devils” sets the stage for an engrossing look at the upcoming season, which picks up right where season one ended, with the fickle and self-serving rule of King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) as well as the growing threat from Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and the Dothraki army.

Fans of the prior season (not to mention the books) should also be especially excited to see an even more resolute Tyrion Lannister (Emmy Award Winner, Peter Dinklage) – who is featured heavily in a lot of the season two marketing thus far.

Of course, with the exit of some major season one characters, HBO will also be showcasing plenty of fresh meet for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros – including the much anticipated introduction of Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), a member of Renly Baratheon’s Rainbow Guard, Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide), lord of the Iron Islands, as well as Ygritte (Rose Leslie) whose storyline is closely tied with Jon Snow, aka the bastard, (Kit Harington).

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Exactly how closely season two will follow in-line with Martin’s second book, A Clash of Kings, is still up in the air. However, with plenty of fresh faces as well as the ever-intriguing source material, it’s unlikely that Game of Thrones, the TV show, is going to experience much of a sophomore slump.

Game of Thrones season two premieres April 1st, 2012 on HBO @9pm. Check out season one on Blu-Ray and DVD starting March 6th.

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Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for further updates.

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  1. Season 2 is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to see magical assasin Jaqen H’Ghar..

  2. Can’t wait! Wish HBO had released the DVDs long ago, that would’ve really gotten everyone jazzed.

    Only bad part about the trailer is the song used, it should enhance the video, not overwhelm it which is what seems to have happened with this one.

  3. I’m am excited for this. Season 2 can not come any faster.

  4. My Blu-Ray box set of season 1 should arrive some time today ( Royal Mail dont let me down = ) Just in time revisit in preperation for season 2 carnt wait !

    Message to author of this article Hope you didnt drop a Spoiler in there regarding John Snow , i know people that have read the books like to lord it over us T.V viewers , but thats not cool = (

    • I didn’t mean anything specific by “closely tied” – so no spoilers there. It’d be the same as saying Tyrion Lannister’s storyline is “closely tied” with Bronn (as in season 1). Basically, their paths cross – that’s all I meant.

      • O.K , i apologise its just thats kind of a big question in the show , who is John Snows mother ? I was just being paranoid , Great T.V shows will do that to you = ) LOL !

        • No worries at all. I can see how that might have been confusing. Just wanted to make sure no one reads into my wording too much!

        • last word ned said was when i return i’ll tell you about your mother, and that jon was of his blood, he’s his sisters baby ,

  5. Thank the F word for HBO.

    • WORD!

  6. @ Ben Kendrick please accept this as an apology http://io9.com/5890410/watch-the-simpsons-game-of-thrones-intro?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    • Haha. [Taps finger tips together] Excellent.

  7. This is going to be amazing!! Love the new trailer – very tintilating. And I agree, Ben, the use of Florence and the Machine’s Seven Devils is superb here.

  8. OMG I cannot wait for this to be aired! Bring on the first of April.

  9. I absolutely loved GoT Season 1!! Cannot wait for season 2, it’s gonna be awesome if it is as close to the book as the first season was. Brienne is gonna be amazing, so is Jaqen H’Ghar… as is every other new character. Looking forward to Tyrion and Osha and Arya (my favorite characters). Roll on Season 2!!!

  10. Season 2 will be bigger and better than season 1. And yes I’ve read the books. My only concern is that as the stage gets bigger and the characters plentiful, that the budget rise is not too far beyond that of a TV show.

  11. Wow! Goosebumps much…

  12. Man I hate that brat king. That kid is either a really good actor or a real brat himself….

  13. Peter Dinklage is awesome! Love the character he plays.

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